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I was wrong

I will be the first one to admit that when I found out my child had learning disabilities, I thought it was poo-poo. I figured what the kid needed was just good ol' fashioned discipline. You know, take him behind the woodshed and give him what for. That will straighten out his attitude and behaviour. No wonder it never seemed to work. I used to say to him, "put your thinking cap on", "focus on what you're doing", "dude, what were you thinking?", "stop your daydreaming", "pay attention to whats going on" "do what you're told", "I told you already what I want you to do" "listen this time" "can't you follow instructions" and on and on it went. No wonder it never seemed to work. I watched his gr

A dad's perspective

Hey dad, yeah you, the one who is being forced by your kid's mom to read this. So your kid has been diagnosed with a disability. So what. Does that make you love them less? Are they not the very same kid you cherished and would do anything for BEFORE they got a diagnosis? Do you feel ashamed or that somehow this is your fault? Do you feel helpless, like you couldn't protect them from it? Yeah me too. I felt that way. But I got over it. Because once I accepted it, I actually felt relief. I wasn't a bad dad. Then I realized it wasn't about me at all. It was about my kid and my family. It was about my kid and HIS future and the future of HIS family. It was about what is HE going to be like when

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